My Room: Sullivan

My Room: Sullivan

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Carrie McBride
Nov 4, 2011
Do you know the expression, "hurry up and wait"? Amy and her husband were in the opposite position: "wait, wait and hurry!" as they welcomed their adopted son, Sully, home on short notice. She shares: We had a long journey to become a family, and because of this Sullivan's room hold a very special place in our hearts. We were on the waitlist for adoption, and with private adoption you have no idea how long you will wait. It could be 2 weeks, it could be 5 years. Because of this, we picked up things as we found deals. We got the Stokke crib for a steal on Kijiji, and had the dresser waiting to be put together. We had the shock of our lives when we got a call on January 17, 2011 that a little boy had been born and we had been chosen! We had 2 weeks to get his room together before Sullivan came home. We rush-ordered the wallpaper, took many trips to Ikea, and had family and friends help us out. Our amazing little boy is home now, and we are finally a family. Sully loves staring at the wallpaper, and we can't wait to tell him the story of how his dad and grandpa slaved over that wallpaper for a whole weekend, while we waited to bring him home! Source List:Wallpaper: Amy ButlerChair/Ottoman: Ikea • Crib: Stokke from Kijiji • Dresser: Ikea • Bookshelf: Ikea • Moose: Ikea (was red, but we spray painted it grey) • Curtains: Ikea • Alphabet print: Binth (in Ikea frame) • Basket beside crib: Superstore • Pillows under basket: Vintage from Etsy • Wall Decal above chair: Shanna MurrayAbove bookcase: Bird art - Urban Outiftters, Sheep piggy bank - Home Sense, Footprint canvass - Local store in Calgary • Floating shelves: Twig/Nest canvass - Local Store in Calgary, Black and white print- Vintage school poster from an antique store, Puppets- Dwell Studio, Letter S and small frame - Anthropologie, Hedgehog clock - Superstore, You Are Here print- //lovelife.typepad.com/ • Mobile: Little Seeta on Etsy • Blankets on crib: Nook and Dwell Studio • Crib Sheet: Dwell Studio • Fox Wood Print: Mir Dinara on Etsy • Basket below Fox print: Ikea • Deer head above crib: Urban Outfitters Thanks Amy! It's beautiful! (Images: Amy B.)
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